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Cumberland Farms Celebrates the New Year With Free Coffee

Customers welcome in new years with a free cup of Joe. For the fifth consecutive year, Cumberland Farms will offer free coffee starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 until 5 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. An annual community service tradition, Cumberland Farms encourages customers to stop by any one of Cumberland

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Terrible’s Says “Happy Thanksgiving Las Vegas”

Customers can receive a free car wash when they stop by a Terrible’s Nov. 22 and 23. Las Vegas-based Terrible’s Car Wash, Lube and Convenience Store locations have been an inseparable part of the Las Vegas landscape for generations, and Mr. Terrible is as recognizable of an icon for the city as the Welcome To

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Retail Gasoline Prices Slipping in Front of Thanksgiving

After popping higher by a little more than a penny during the week-ended Nov. 14, the U.S. average for gasoline sold across the country’s retail outlets should resume its downtrend. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) releases its weekly gasoline average late afternoon on Mondays, with the average last reported 1.2 cents higher at $3.436 gallon

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Circle K Raises $1 Million For UCP

“For more than three decades, our partnership with UCP has been one of the most important outlets for Circle K to give back to the people we serve,” says Circle K spokesperson. Circle K recently donated $332,000 to United Cerebral Palsy (UCP). The donation was raised during Circle K’s FishStix event, an annual golf and

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BP, Mark Oil Co. Donate $20,000

Donation to benefit Charlotte, N.C. youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities. To fuel the spirit of BP’s sponsorship of the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, Charlotte, N.C.-based BP distributor, Mark Oil Co., is teaming up with Paralympic Sport Metrolina to help raise awareness of the benefits of recreational and competitive sports for

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7-Eleven Celebrates Veteran’s Day

“With this year’s Veteran’s Day falling on 11/11/11, the timing seemed perfect to say thank-you to the men and women serving our great country.  For those who are here, we can say thank-you with a free Slurpee.  For those serving, we hope to raise enough funds to help the USO distribute 40,000 care packages,” says

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NACS 2011 Kretek

Today’s cigar smokers are looking for quality, value, variety and taste. Watch this video from Kretek to learn how adding DJARUM Natural Leave Wood Tipped Cigars in four premium flavor blends: classic clove, cherry, vanilla and rum, combined with Kretek’s strong introductory program, display allowances, promotions and merchandising will increase your cigar sales.

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Wawa Provides Red Cross Support

Fall schedule includes more than 38 blood drives open to the public. This fall Wawa is encouraging customers to join it in helping the American Red Cross save lives by donating blood at one of the more than 38 Wawa sites hosting a blood drive. The blood drive began Oct. 3 and will continue through

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7-Eleven, Pepsi Partner on Feeding America Campaign

Up to $250,000 to be donated to Feeding America from every Pepsi purchase. 7-Eleven Inc. and Pepsi have partnered to ask consumers to help relieve domestic hunger by purchasing a Pepsi trademark product at participating 7-Eleven locations nationwide, with proceeds of up to $250,000 going to Feeding America. Through Dec. 31, Pepsi plans to donate

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7-Eleven Honors Bake Fresh

“Bake Fresh has embraced 7-Eleven’s strategy to narrow our focus with laser-like precision and drive continuous improvement,” says 7-Eleven spokesperson. 7-Eleven Inc. has awarded Bake Fresh Co. LLC the 2010 Retailer Initiative Award, citing the dramatic turn-around of a Colorado commercial bakery the Chesapeake, Va.-based company assumed just a year ago. Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, 7-Eleven senior

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Adding a Spark to Tobacco Sales

Customized and novelty lighters offer customers an opportunity to express themselves. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. In simpler times, lighters were used chiefly as a means to an end—lighting up a cigarette, birthday candles or even restarting an oven. Today, however, with the growth of the tobacco accessories category, lighters have become an end in

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Thorntons Announces Text-To-Win Sweepstakes Results

Winner receives a 2011 Ford Explorer. Jody Kistlers of Lyons, Ill., is the winner of Thorntons Inc.’s 2011 Text-to-Win Sweepstakes, Thorntons announced this week. The sweepstakes was part of Thorntons’ summer-long promotion, kicking off the company’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. The contest began on May 25, at all 162 Thorntons stores located throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois,

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It’s Showtime!

By John Matthews, founder and president of Gray Cat Enterprises Inc. It is time to create a stir.  Some excitement.  Some passion.  Go ahead, pound your chest a bit.  It is time to make yourself known.  It’s Showtime! All too often, store operators – after their grand opening—sit back and wait for the phone to

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Easy Trip Launches Digital Marketing Platform

Easy Trip Convenience Stores are dedicated to customer service. As part of that strategy, the Ohio chain has introduced a new mobile app and fresh Websites to fast forward into the mobile, social and digital worlds. A newly launched client with OpenStore by GasBuddy, Easy Trip is thriving with the new technology that includes a

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Sheetz Opens New West Virginia Location

As part of the grand opening, Sheetz plans to make a donation to Special Olympics West Virginia. Sheetz is set to open a new store in Beaver, W.Va., Thursday, Sept 22 at 810 Ritter Drive—marking the second Sheetz location in this area to open this year. The first location opened in Beckley on Robert C.

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Wilson Farms Donates To Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Fundraiser and promotion draw customers to Wilson Farms’ dispensed beverage section. Wilson Farms is donating $8,296 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, following last week’s Coffee Day fundraiser. On Sept. 13, Wilson Farms celebrated Coffee Day, during which customers helped Wilson Farms fight blood cancers by simply purchasing a hot dispensed beverage including coffee, hot

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Outsite Networks Introduces AllPoints

AllPoints is set to officially launch at the NACS Show, Oct. 1, 2011 in Chicago. Outsite Networks Inc. has launched AllPoints Rewards – a first-of-its-kind mobile application for the c-store industry. AllPoints is the c-store industry’s equivalent to Urbanspoon and Flixster. It brings together features of many of the nation’s leading mobile applications into one

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VERC Employee To Throw Red Sox Pitch

Nestlé Waters selects John Burgess to toss ceremonial first pitch based on his 19 years of excellent c-store service.  John Burgess, a 19-year employee with VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, has been selected to throw out the first pitch at the Sept.

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Gasoline Prices Tumbling Amid Weak Demand, Economic Worry

Wholesale gasoline costs in major metropolitan regions of the country tumbled during the week following Labor Day, pressured by several features including weak consumption of the fuel leading up the holiday weekend, while driving demand consistently slumps in September from August. Historically, gasoline demand and prices move lower in September after the summer driving season.

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Hunt Brothers Debuts New Website

Hunt Brothers Pizza, a brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry with more than 6,000 locations in 28 states, has announced the launch of its newly redesigned Website, huntbrotherspizza.com. Updated with a bold color scheme and new consumer-friendly features including a store locator, in-store promotion details, multi-media components and social media feeds, the

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Thorntons’ Promotion Targets Cards and Wildcats Fans

Now through Sept. 12 fans can win free tickets to the Big College Football Match-Up in Lexington on Sept. 17. Fall is almost here and with it the seasonal rivalry that signals the start of the college sports season. Thorntons invites customers to show their true fan colors, Cardinals Red or Wildcats Blue, as Thorntons

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Wholesale Gasoline Mostly Higher Through Labor Day

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor for Telvent DTN Still feeling the impact from last month’s Hurricane Irene, wholesale gasoline costs in most metropolitan markets across the United States moved higher Labor Day, the celebrated end to the summer driving season. Irene made a rare appearance by a hurricane in the Northeast, impacting the

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Love’s Launches Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser

Beginning now through Sept. 30, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores employees will be putting their hearts into raising funds for 89 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by asking customers to purchase $1, $5 or $20 heart icons. Love’s raises additional funds by holding bake sales, pumping gas for tips, conducting in-store drawings and coordinating other

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Mixed in Mid-August

Wholesale gasoline costs were mixed through the week-ended Aug. 22, while the New York Mercantile Exchange September RBOB (gasoline) futures contract edged higher. In California, wholesale gasoline costs moved up on a sharp drawdown from state specific gasoline inventories, while in the Midwest costs were higher as refining activity eased. Gasoline costs in the Northeast

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Attracting and Keeping 18-34-Year-Old Consumers

Do you fully understand your core demographic of 18-34 year old shoppers? Wonder about their price sensitivity toward key products like foodservice and beverages? Join us at the 2011 National Advisory Group (NAG) conference, September 10-13th to hear an exclusive MSA report from its pioneering cciPanel, the consumer research field’s first mobile panel to capture

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